Rogers Honored for Breaking the Glass Ceiling
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) - Sally J. Rogers, UC Davis professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, was honored on Monday during the Breaking the Glass Ceiling Awards of the California Legislative Women's Caucus.
The awards celebrate the successes of California women in breaking barriers in the fields of science, technology, the arts, the judiciary and beyond. The ceremony was part of the Assembly's celebration of Women's History Month during the Floor Session.
"Today we're celebrating pioneers in science, civil rights, the arts, education, our armed forces, our courts, and our government," said Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal, (D-Long Beach), chair of the Legislative Women's Caucus. "In each of our honorees we see the best of the California spirit."
Rogers was one of 11 award recipients. She was acknowledged as the developer of the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) method of early autism intervention. The intervention is effective for improving cognition and language skills among very young children with autism, normalizing their brain activity, decreasing their autism symptoms and improving their social skills. A study of ESDM by Rogers and her colleagues was named number five among the top 10 medical breakthroughs of 2012 by TIME magazine.
"The glass ceiling, the invisible barrier that holds people back due to perceptions based on characteristics not related to their abilities, impedes people with autism, just as it does women and other groups," Rogers said of receiving the accolade. "We hope that our work in early autism will help some of these children break glass ceilings for themselves as they grow up."
Other honorees included, Frances A. Arnold, co-founder of Gevo, Inc., and the only woman to receive the Draper Prize from the U.S. National Academy of Engineering; Weili Dai, co-founder of the Marvell Technology Group and the only woman co-founder of a global semiconductor company; Marie Zoe Dunning, graduate of the United States Naval Academy, one of the first military members to be prosecuted under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell;" and Jennifer Harris Trosper, who sent two rovers to Mars as part of the NASA Mars Exploration Rover Mission.
Pet Care | Real Estate | Restaurants | Tech | View All | * Add/Upgrade Business
Placer County News HeadlinesKidney Cancer Secrets Revealed?An international team of scientists, led by UC Davis nephrologist Robert Weiss, have used a sophisticated combination of proteomics and metabolomics to show how
Autism Speaks Walk at River Cats StadiumWalk Now for Autism Speaks takes place at River Cats Stadium on May 31, 2015. ( via ATOU Cares.org)
Lacrosse Recruiting Showcase in Roseville May 29-31Rocklin, CA - Swashbuckler Lacrosse is thrilled to announce their first ever Laxapalooza Recruiting Showcase that will take place at Maidu Park in Roseville
Ryan Davis to join Sierra College as VP of Human ResourcesRocklin, CA- - At their May Board Meeting the Sierra College Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Ryan Davis
Women Warriors Through History in RocklinA new photo art exhibit graces the hallway on the second floor of the Sierra College Rocklin Campus
Despite Drought, Middle Fork Project Covers CostsDrought Watch: The Middle Fork Project, a system of dams, reservoirs and electrical generation facilities in eastern Placer County, continues to hum along
Pharmacies Robbed as Police Seek SuspectThe Placer County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying a man suspected of robbing pharmacies
J Beverly Hills Stylist at True Image Salon in Roseville May 22-23Famed J Beverly Hills colour creator and celebrity stylist Max Eli will be visiting True Image Salon and Spa on May 22-23
Rocklin Crime Report Digest Update (5-20-15)Crime report digest update for Rocklin, California from the period of May 11- 17, 2015.
Placer County Mulls Over Budget ConsiderationsThe Placer County Board of Supervisors took a close look Tuesday at several key budget challenges that will face the county next fiscal year
Placer County Fair Entry Deadline May 22ROSEVILLE, CA. - Blue ribbons are waiting for the hundreds of classes that can be entered in the annual Placer County Fair
Roseville Charter School to Purchase Heald College ComplexOfficials from John Adams Academy (JAA) charter school in Roseville announced they are in agreement to purchase the former Heald College
NEWS: In Case You Missed It